Lesson 9Applying Area of Circles
Let’s find the areas of shapes made up of circles.
Learning Targets:
 I can calculate the area of more complicated shapes that include fractions of circles.
 I can write exact answers in terms of .
9.1 Still Irrigating the Field
The area of this field is about 500,000 m^{2}. What is the field’s area to the nearest square meter? Assume that the side lengths of the square are exactly 800 m.
 502,400 m^{2}
 502,640 m^{2}
 502,655 m^{2}
 502,656 m^{2}
 502,857 m^{2}
9.2 Comparing Areas Made of Circles
 Each square has a side length of 12 units. Compare the areas of the shaded regions in the 3 figures. Which figure has the largest shaded region? Explain or show your reasoning.
 Each square in Figures D and E has a side length of 1 unit. Compare the area of the two figures. Which figure has more area? How much more? Explain or show your reasoning.
Are you ready for more?
Which figure has a longer perimeter, Figure D or Figure E? How much longer?
9.3 The Running Track Revisited
The field inside a running track is made up of a rectangle 84.39 m long and 73 m wide, together with a halfcircle at each end. The running lanes are 9.76 m wide all the way around.
Lesson 9 Summary
The relationship between , the area of a circle, and , its radius, is . We can use this to find the area of a circle if we know the radius. For example, if a circle has a radius of 10 cm, then the area is or cm^{2}. We can also use the formula to find the radius of a circle if we know the area. For example, if a circle has an area of m^{2} then its radius is 7 m and its diameter is 14 m.
Sometimes instead of leaving in expressions for the area, a numerical approximation can be helpful. For the examples above, a circle of radius 10 cm has area about 314 cm^{2}. In a similar way, a circle with area 154 m^{2} has radius about 7 m.
We can also figure out the area of a fraction of a circle. For example, the figure shows a circle divided into 3 pieces of equal area. The shaded part has an area of .
Lesson 9 Practice Problems

A circle with a 12 inch diameter is folded in half and then folded in half again. What is the area of the resulting shape?

Find the area of the shaded region. Express your answer in terms of .

The face of a clock has a circumference of 63 in. What is the area of the face of the clock?

Which of these pairs of quantities are proportional to each other? For the quantities that are proportional, what is the constant of proportionality?
 Radius and diameter of a circle
 Radius and circumference of a circle
 Radius and area of a circle
 Diameter and circumference of a circle
 Diameter and area of a circle

Find the area of this shape in two different ways.

Elena and Jada both read at a constant rate, but Elena reads more slowly. For every 4 pages that Elena can read, Jada can read 5.
 Complete the table.
pages read
by Elenapages read
by Jada4 5 1 9 15  Here is an equation for the table: . What does the 1.25 mean?
 Write an equation for this relationship that starts
 Complete the table.